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2017 Mayor’s Bike and Walk Summit!  Columbia, SC.

May 4th and 5th, 2017, was the date of the Mayor’s Bike and Walk Summit!  A bike/walk summit with statewide reach and focus on cities, it was hosted by the City of Columbia Mayor’s office and presented by Palmetto Cycling Coalition, Palmetto Conservation Foundation, SC Safe Routes to School program, and the American Diabetes Association.  Complete with a Mayors’ Roundtable forum, this convening shared best practices among elected officials, city staff, community leaders, health professionals, school staff, enthusiasts, and many others.  Read the recap on highlights from this inaugural statewide event, and stay tuned for information about the next one! Event website here.

Past SC Summits

In early 2017, Hilton Head Island’s Chamber and Tourism department hosted the Southeast Biking Symposium, a 3 day event highlighting the impact of bicycling on tourism and model cities and best practices.

In 2014, the PCC held the first South Carolina Bike Summit. The Palmetto Cycling Coalition and Bike Law biked across the state hosting Summit Socials and Safe Streets Training sessions in six cities, from November 17-22.

In 2012 the PCC collaborated with Georgia Bikes to host the Georgia-Lina Bike Summit.  Read the recap here!

Other Summits to Attend

If you’re looking for insights for your local movements, every year, North Carolina and Georgia have state summits that can be helpful to you, in addition to being easier to get to compared to a national summit.  Also every March, the Palmetto Cycling Coalition attends the National Bike Summit (hosted by the League of American Bicyclists) as SC state coordinator in federal lobbying efforts, and we always bring back lessons learned (see our blogs) for you and other local advocacy leaders.